Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New arrivals

The chocolate, vanilla and strawberry dress is finally finished (the new machine makes beautiful buttonholes) and is listed on Etsy.

As I showed before, this one was made from a pre-pieced skirt that couldn't be salvaged.  I was able to re-use the waist tie and turn it into the cute little bow at the neckline.

To keep it company, I also made this yellow and brown plaid dress.  I'm calling it honeycomb plaid, because that's what the colors remind me of.

This one started out as a plus size blouse with an unfortunate ruffle down the front.  (I took the ruffle width down by two thirds, and it's still a little overwhelming on this dress, but I think in a good way.

The front was pieced and because of the bias, the plaid and the smallest touch of lycra in the fabric, I couldn't get the plaid to chevron neatly.  When the top lined up, the bottom went wonky; when the top and bottom lined up, the middle was completely out of whack.  I had been contemplating re-using the ruffle, and that's what pushed me to finally do it.

The back, on the other hand, chevrons perfectly.  Doesn't that just figure?

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